Save Yourself Some Time and Stress! Get to Know a Citation Manager

How many hours of your life have you spent trying to format references at the end of papers or citations within those papers?

If you would like to spend less of your life figuring out if APA style requires a parenthesis here or AMA style requires a comma there, consider taking the time to learn one of the many citation manager tools available.

Citation managers help researchers gather, organize and share references and PDF files found in databases such as PubMed, CINAHL or SCOPUS. You can also use these tools with a word processor to create reference lists and format manuscripts in various styles such as APA, AMA and Vancouver just to name a few.

A selection of these tools can be found at Wikipedia has a comparison of these tools []

Learning any of these tools is useful and will save you time. The OHSU Library has a subscription to a citation manager called RefWorks and can provide in-depth training on this web-based tool, as well as support for others.

Library staff are happy to assist you in determining the best citation manager for your information needs. Please contact your liaison librarian or send a message to for assistance.

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, August 2013

Clinical en face OCT atlas / editors, Bruno Lumbroso…[et al.].

Editor David Huang and contributor Yali Jia affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Medical genetics in pediatric practice / author, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Genetics; meditor, Robert A. Saul.

Contributor Robert G. Steiner affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Tarascon adult endocrinology pocketbook / Marc J. Laufgraben and Geetha Gopalakrishnan.

Contributor Kevin C. J. Yuen affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

The state of our health 2013 : key health indicators for Oregonians / authors Liana Winett, Claire Gauntner, Thomas Becker, Jenny Mladenovic.

Authors Thomas Becker and Jenny Mladenovic affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Library Closed, Monday, September 2nd, 2013

The OHSU Library will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day.

The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.   For additional information on library hours, please see

Nurses Found in the Archives

For years we’ve lamented the fact that there is a relative lack of nursing materials in the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) collections and have sometimes struggled to answer reference questions regarding the school and nurses. To our benefit, Barbara Gaines, R.N., Ed.D., OHSU School of Nursing emerita and author of the history of the school, has seen to it that a steady stream of School of Nursing records and some personal papers have come to us through the years. [i] This summer, Barbara introduced us to Sheila Kodadek, RN, Ph.D, connecting us to another valuable source of nursing history. At the time of her retirement, Sheila was Chair of the Department of Family Nursing and was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. She was also responsible for the development of the BSN program at Western Oregon University.

In my meeting with Sheila, I noticed an invitation to the “Annual OHSU SON Emeritae Luncheon”. Sensing an opportunity, I said in my most inquisitive tone, “Oh, I see that there is a luncheon coming up.”  She asked if I had been invited and when I replied that I had not, she made a call and soon Maija Anderson, (Head of Historical Collections & Archives), and I were on the guest list.

Around 40 emeritae attended the luncheon, including former dean, Carol Lindeman, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. Interim Dean, Chris Tanner, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., made announcements and talked about the school’s current state of affairs.  I was invited to make a brief presentation on behalf of HC&A. I talked about the history of the Archives, how they came about, and where we have come since those early days. Following my presentation, each emerita was asked to share something that was meaningful to them during their careers and their comments were recorded. Most poignant were the expressions of dedication and loyalty they felt for each other and for Dean Lindeman. It was obvious that they attributed their successes to each other and to their dean.

I came away even more impressed by nurses than ever before. As the child of a nurse and having had many dealings with nurses over the course of my career as OHSU’s archivist, I have a special place in my heart for these seemingly selfless and devoted women. (I know, I know. There are male nurses too. I have only had the pleasure of working with women.)

As a result of this fortuitous invitation, we have received significant collections from the School of Nursing. In addition to Sheila Kodadek’s papers, we have received donations from Judith Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. and Catherine Burns, Ph.D., R.N., C.P.N.P., F.A.A.N. Additional materials from Dean Lindeman are forthcoming. Mary Ann Farnsworth, RN II, also donated her materials. Mary Ann was responsible for the organization and coordination of the OHSU Renal Transplant Body Procurement Program.

We are happy to accept donations from any and all OHSU faculty, staff and students. Our hope is that the word continues to spread that there is a repository where their papers, photos and memorabilia can be donated and where the stories of their lives will not only be preserved, but where researchers will be given access.

Karen Lea Anderson Peterson, MA

Archivist – Assistant Professor

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives

Portland, Oregon

[i] Gaines, Barbara Conway, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing: a history of the school, 1910-1996; Portland, Or.: Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, 2002

New Associate University Librarian

Stephanie Kerns, MLS, has joined OHSU as the new Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services.

Stephanie was most recently the Head of Information and Access Services at Tufts University’s Hirsh Health Science Library. Previously she served as Head of Education and Outreach and Curriculum Librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, where she was also liaison to several programs, including PA, MD, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has worked at Georgetown University, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and California State University. She received a Masters in Library Science and a Bachelors of Arts in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies, both from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Stephanie is an experienced educator and teacher. She is committed to education in the health sciences, teaching in courses on medical decision making, evidence based medicine, information literacy and problem based learning. She has created faculty development training on topics including copyright, fair use and authors’ rights, EndNote, and using audience response systems effectively.

She has served on curriculum and education committees, and she was a member of the MD Curriculum Renewal Steering Committee at Northwestern University. Stephanie is an active member of the Medical Library Association, currently serving on the MLA Technology Advisory Committee. She regularly publishes and presents on the topic of health sciences education and technology.

Please join the OHSU Library in welcoming Stephanie Kerns to OHSU and Portland.

OHSU Library has a space for you!

The OHSU Library, located in the BICC Building, has a space for you, whether you are interested in a convenient and accessible space for study, research, or just lounging and surfing the web.

After-Hours Study Space

The 4th floor of the library is available for use to anyone with an OHSU ID any hour, any day. When the library is closed, simply swipe your OHSU badge at the 4th floor entrance door to enter and exit. Quiet study space, study rooms, study carrels, and wireless internet access are available. The space has recently been painted and comfortable new lounge chairs added. Five networked OHSU workstations are also available for use.

Group Study Rooms

There are 8 group study rooms located on the 2nd and 4th floors of the library available on a first come basis. Study rooms have been freshly painted and include white boards with markers available for checkout at the Circulation desk. Room 429 is a large study room with conference style seating for up to 10 people and an overhead projector that can be connected to a laptop.

Collaborative Learning Space

The Collaborative Learning Space is located on the 4th floor of the library and can be reserved in advance for up to four hours. The room features the following amenities:

  • Two 36″ LCD screens,
  • Eight data ports for laptops with the ability to toggle between displays,
  • DVD/VCR player
  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Comfortable seating for up to 8 people
  • Large white board

For more information about reserving the Collaborative Learning Space, go to

Glenn R. Struble, P.E., Memorial Library

The Glenn R. Struble, P.E., Memorial Library was endowed by a gift from Mrs. Juanita Struble to the Heart Research Center in memory of her husband, and was dedicated on January 20, 2000. The Struble Memorial Library is a designated study room and meeting place on the 4th floor of the Main Library that houses a special collection of cardiology texts and primary cardiovascular medicine journals.

Image by Amy Werner and text by Michael Mackin

Library Closure, August 21st, 2013

The Library will be closed from 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 for an In-Service day. The After Hours Study Space will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff with ID after 8:00 PM. The Library will resume regular hours on Thursday, August 22, 2013.  For additional information on library hours see

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, July 2013

Accurate results in the clinical laboratory : a guide to error detection and correction / edited by Amitava Dasgupta, Jorge L. Sepulveda.

Contributor Steven C. Kazmierczak affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Chandler and Grant’s glaucoma.

Contributor E. Michael Van Buskirk affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Consultative hemostasis and thrombosis / [edited by] Craig S. Kitchens, Craig M. Kessler, Barbara A. Konkle.

Contributors Thomas G. DeLoughery, Nicholas R. Kunio and Martin A. Schreiber affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty : different strokes / editors, Dermot Cassidy…[et al].

Contributor Mark A. Terry affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Endocrine secrets  / Michael T. McDermott.

Contributor Mary H. Samuels affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Essential clinical procedures  / Richard W. Dehn, David P. Asprey.

Contributor Ted J. Ruback affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Function and control of the Spx-family of proteins within the bacterial stress response / Peter Zuber.

Author Peter Zuber affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Head and neck surgery / volume editors, Gady Har-El…[et al.].

Contributors R. Bryan Bell and Michael R. Markiewicz affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Human information processing : vision, memory, and attention / Charles Chubb … [et al.].

Contributor Misha Pavel affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Periodontology for the dental hygienist / Dorothy A. Perry, Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, Gwen Essex.

Author Phyllis L. Beemsterboer affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Phaco chop and advanced phaco techniques : strategies for complicated cataracts / [edited by] David F. Chang.

Contributor Mark Packer affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Pituitary disorders : diagnosis and management  / edited by Edward R. Laws Jr. … [et al.].

Contributors Jessica Brzana, Maria Fleseriu, Shirley McCartney and Christine G. Yedinak affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

The UpToDate mobile app is now available at no cost to all of OHSU.

Use the steps below to add UpToDate to your mobile device:

1.  You must first set up a personal username and login with UpToDate from one of the links below:

UpToDate on campus
UpToDate off campus

This is the same username and account used to track CME.

2.  Then download the UpToDate app for one of these devices:
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (Apple App Store)
- Android (Google Play or Android Market)
- Windows 8  (Apps for Windows 8)

3.  When installation is complete launch the App.  At the prompt enter your UpToDate user name and password.

Clinicians still earn CME at no cost, every time they log in to research a clinical question from any computer or device using UpToDate.  To track CME from your mobile device, you must first set up an account online (Step 1. above).  Accounts cannot be merged!

Questions? Contact UpToDate customer service by emailing using the subject line UpToDate Anywhere, or call 1-800-998-6374.

DSM 5 Now Available

dsm5The most recent version of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders is now available from the OHSU Library in both print and electronic formats.

Visit the American Psychiatric Association website for an overview of the changes to the manual.